The table below looks at the statistics for the Chief Technology Officer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Chief Technology Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Rank 624 593 571
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Chief Technology Officer 7 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.034% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.037% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 6
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£1,000 £700 £688
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £910 £620 £563
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,235 £700 £775
UK excluding London average daily rate £1,000 £694 £688
% change year-on-year
+44.19% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Chief Technology Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Chief Technology Officer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Chief Technology Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Chief Technology Officer within the UK.

Chief Technology Officer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Technology Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -33 7 £1,000 +42.85% 8
London 0 6 £1,013 +44.64% 6

Chief Technology Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Chief Technology Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Chief Technology Officer in their job title.

1 4 (16.67%) Linux
1 4 (16.67%) Information Architecture
2 3 (12.50%) Big Data
2 3 (12.50%) Analytics
2 3 (12.50%) User Experience
2 3 (12.50%) Python
2 3 (12.50%) C
2 3 (12.50%) UNIX
2 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
3 2 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.33%) Internet
3 2 (8.33%) DevOps
3 2 (8.33%) Internet of Things
3 2 (8.33%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) Converged Networks
3 2 (8.33%) Big Data Analytics

Chief Technology Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Chief Technology Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Chief Technology Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
1 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
1 2 (8.33%) Converged Networks
2 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) User Experience
2 2 (8.33%) Internet of Things
2 2 (8.33%) Machine to Machine
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (4.17%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.17%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Information Architecture
2 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (12.50%) Analytics
3 2 (8.33%) DevOps
3 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.33%) Big Data Analytics
3 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (4.17%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.17%) Information Management
4 1 (4.17%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.17%) SOA
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C
1 3 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (8.33%) Ruby
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle